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    Share your stupid stories

    Keep this to personal stories, something a friend, you, or someone you know did or happened to, no I heard this or that, or read about this. I'll start.

    years ago two of my friends I and were back in the woods behind the house shooting some targets we had set up against a large hill with some .22 rifles. I told my buddy at the time we were going out shooting and if he decided to come out I'd tell him where to go and so that we were expecting him (aka stop shooting till he showed up)

    Well about an hour into shooting he shows up with his dog unleashed at the top of the hill were shooting into. When the 3 of us saw him appear we immediately stopped shooting and were like what the heck? his dog comes barrelling down the hill and so does he. I said how the heck did you find us you almost got shot, he say's I just followed the sound of gunshots....

    Keep in mind this is my private property, no trails no one else is back there that I don't know about.

    "I just followed the sound of gunshots"...duh!!...how stupid. I still think about that to this day how lucky it was one of us saw him and yelled before him or his dog took a round.
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    I was at the range training at my old job when we decided to do force on force with snap caps. Well, I cleared my chamber, put the round in my pocket, pointed the gun at the ground, pulled the trigger and boy was i shocked when it went bang, sent dirt flying into the air, everyone, me included, dove for cover and i dropped my gun. I checked it and found that I had in fact cleared the chamber. Alas that does no good when closing the slide on a loaded magazine that i forgot (stupidly i admit) to pull out of the gun. I then removed myself from the range and watched the drills being done instead of actually performing them because it was obvious my mind was not where it should have been. I have been ND free for over a year and a half now. we should start a thread called ND's anoynomous
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    I had a ND soon after buying my first gun. It was a stupid stupid mistake. The gun was a Beretta Cheetah 84 that I thought could be carried "cocked and locked".

    When the hammer is back you can in fact move the safety slightly upward so that it looks like it is "safe" when it actually isn't. I pointed the loaded gun at my bedroom wall and pulled the trigger to make sure the safety worked. It didn't. Dumbest thing I have ever done.

    And anyone who says .380 is a weak round is full of crap. It was a hollowpoint and it penetrated through 12-14" of sheetrock and into the cinder-block behind that.

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    As a teen/early twenty something I thought it would be cool to see what a 12 gauge full of bird shot would do to a telephone pole. This was on a power line pole in the back country, not in a city type environment. My cousin said don't do it, it's going to ricochet. I ignored him and shot it from about 15 feet away. A big ole #4 shot BB came right back at me and hit me about 1/2 a centimeter below my left eye. It went in a good bit and had to be squeezed back out of my face. It hurt like heck and I very nearly lost my eye.


    Once I had a briar get into the trigger guard of my shotgun while hunting and it went off. It scared the poop out of me but I had maintained proper muzzle control. The safety was off because I was a lefty shooting a right handed gun. When hunting I would keep the safety off because it was nearly impossible for me to manipulate a RH safety quickly once a rabbit or bird flushed. Now I have left handed or top tang safeties on all my guns.
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    I used to have a Bersa 22 long ago, one time after cleaning it I was going to reload it and put it away. Not knowing any better I dropped a round in the chamber and released the slide stop. The loud blast was enough to tell me I had done something wrong, fortunately the only casualty was the cabinet of my roommates TV.
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    Me and a buddy were out shooting BB guns. We also had some loose .22 rounds in our jacket pockets. In a "hey ya'll watch this" moment we decided to put a .22 into a tree and shoot it with a BB gun. We could not manage to hit it from a distance, so my buddy goes up and puts the barrel on the back of the case and fires. The .22 brass whizzes by his head, and we never found the front site for the BB gun.

    My Uncle had just bought a new 30-06 deer rifle. Scoped it up and got it sighted in. A bunch of guys had a deer camp that they used every year on public land. He stopped in there one afternoon to shoot the breeze before hunting that evening. It was the first time he had taken the rifle hunting. He's showing off his new rifle and one of the guys asks to see it. Lenny asks him if there are rounds in the mag. There were. So Lenny racks one in the chamber and proceeds to drop a deer on the ridge beside camp. My uncle was pissed! He was so mad that someone else shot the first deer with his rifle that he sold it.

    Same camp, another guy. He "unloads" his rifle. As he is dropping the bolt he holds down the trigger to release the firing pin. He put a .300 Win Mag round through his transmission. That year his buck was a 4X4.
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    Here is a stupid story. About 15 years ago, a buddy of mine and I were out at the local hunting grounds shooting .22's. We called this place Dutch Hollow. A long time ago, it used to be a strip mine, now converted into a public hunting area of about 260 acres. It consists of dense forest, hills and several ponds. It had rained there earlier. My buddy had a single shot bolt action .22lr that used to be his Dad's. Gun loaded, safety off, finger on the trigger. What was he thinking? He started to walk down a wet hill, slipped, right foot went up in the air and shot himself in the foot. We jumped in his car and I drove him to the Emergency room. We lived in a town of about 10,000 people. Speed limits in town here either 25 or 30. I was doing about 65 mph through town. I know stupid, not like it was life threatening but he was freaking out, we were only high school kids. Blood was shooting out of the top of his shoe.

    We got to the ER and they took something that looked like a bore cleaner and used it to clean the hole in his foot. Luckily, the bullet went between the bones. Just a flesh wound. PD came and took a report and I had to show the officer the .22lr. Talk about a ND. What is crazy is that his Dad, with the same gun, shot himself in the left foot when he was growing up. Wonder if they got rid of that old .22lr?


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    As a teen we would go out to a farm field with a nice rise we could shoot into safely. I'd spend the afternoon going through brick after brick of .22's with my 10/22 chasing cans around the grass and hitting small metal windmill targets. My routine was pretty well fixed; unload it, aim downrange and pull the trigger and hear the click, then pack it up and head home with the family.

    This time I let a family member take the last clip, and trusted him to pack it into the trunk afterwards. Got home, took it upstairs to my room, and idly aimed at my bedroom floor and pulled the trigger. Sure enough, there was a round in it. Nobody even noticed, thank goodness for 100 year old farm houses! I was so embarrassed I never did tell my folks, but the bullet still sits visible in the hardwood floor that I put it into. Some day someone will be refinishing those floors and find it, hehe.

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    Several years ago back in the days when LEO's carried wheelguns,2 LEO's in a small town decided to play quicksdraw and see who was the fastest,as one cop drew he pulled the trigger.He was charged with negligent manslaughter
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    When I 1st moved to Houston, my neighbor was into hunting and shooting. Well, he asked me to go shooting, so we did. We would shoot at the creek behind our apartment, high banks, and nothing around. He decides to try to quick draw, like the cowboys, ends up shooting himself in the leg. It was a .22 and it started up above the knee and stopped just under the skin by his ankle. Last time he did that, lol.
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    A friend and I went to a field to shoot cans. He had a large bore rifle (I forget what) and I a pistol. He was shooting from a standing position over the roof of his car (with scope) at about 100 yards and I was shooting supported by the hood at a can about 100 feet away.
    Well, he thought he'd be funny and shoot at my can. When he raised up to get the can in the scope's field of vision, he let loose. Put a round through his roof and window of the car.
    He deserved it.

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    Many years ago in my mother backyard shooting a Pump BB rifle. I looked at my brother and said "Run" I guess the look in my eye told him to run. As he was turning the corner around the house I loaded a BB gave one pump and placed the rifle on my leg and fired. I looked really cool. The BB smacked him in the butt cheek. It was a shot that could not be duplicated every again. I felt so bad afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zsnake View Post
    A friend and I went to a field to shoot cans. He had a large bore rifle (I forget what) and I a pistol. He was shooting from a standing position over the roof of his car (with scope) at about 100 yards and I was shooting supported by the hood at a can about 100 feet away.
    Well, he thought he'd be funny and shoot at my can. When he raised up to get the can in the scope's field of vision, he let loose. Put a round through his roof and window of the car.
    He deserved it.
    Reminded me of a story by one of my subcontractors, saw a coyote and jumped out of his truck, laid the rifle on the bed of his truck and promptly shot hole through the other side of the truck bed, lol
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    Fortunately it wasn't me, but shooting paintball guns (pretty old models), a friend wanted to try mine out. Paintball guns at that time tended to have two or three horizontal tubes for various purposes...one of them being the barrel. On his gun, the bottom tube held the gas supply, and he'd taken to the habit of wrapping his support hand finger around it. On mine, however, the bottom tube was the barrel...so he shot a paintball right into that finger (which swelled impressively) and I had to clean the gun. Good thing it wasn't an actual bullet!

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    Several years ago, I had a buddy who was really into guns. He saw my FIE Titan .25 pistol and wanted to "borrow" it for a few days, to shoot it out in the County at property his dad owned. We had shot there a few times before. He wanted to see if it would be ok to purchase one like it.

    A week later, he calls me, says he is going to bring the .25 back because he said it wasn't "powerful" enough. Apparently he went to play poker with some other "friends" lost heavily, and after quaffing down many beers at the game, decided to leave. At the end of the street, he noticed a stop sign. Angry at his monetary losses and under the influence, he proceeded to empty the .25 of it's 6 rounds at the stop sign. All that it did was put six nice round dents into the metal.

    I freaked out basically, him shooting a sign in town but you just had to know my friend. He took me to see the sign and I never let him use one of my firearms again.
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